Red Alert Politics -
While both of these measures are steps in the right direction, the Sanders-Miller deal does not do enough to address how the overall VA culture is going to change. How is the VA going to become more transparent to prevent gaming the system, secret wait lists, ghost clinics, and retaliation against whistleblowers? This latest bill could be yet another short-term “solution” to a long-term problem of veterans’ access to health care.
The Washington Examiner -
Medicaid has many problems: Not only is it costly for taxpayers, but it fails those who depend on it the most. Medicaid participants face bleaker health outcomes than people with private insurance.
KHI News Service -
If elected, Gossage says she would limit the insurance department’s involvement with the Affordable Care Act to one thing: posting a link to the www.healthcare.gov marketplace on the department’s website. She recently signed the Independent Women’s Voice Obamacare Repeal Pledge.
The Seattle Times -
Our words and our promises matter. That’s why the Independent Women’s Voice created the Repeal Pledge, for repeal of the president’s health law. Recently, columnist Danny Westneat wrote that pledges make Washington, D.C., “dysfunctional” [“No new taxes’ means no new anything in D.C.” Local News, July 15]. But pledges like ours are not responsible for dysfunction. Accountability, perhaps, but not dysfunction.
This ruling is a victory for supporters of limited, accountable government. It's a chance for lawmakers to go back to the drawing board and design true, market-based health reform that is accessible and affordable, and where consumers, not bureaucrats, are in control. Within hours, in a separate but similar case, there was a contradictory ruling. Nothing is going to change immediately, the federal government has stated intent to seek further review. We hope and look forward to seeing Halbig and other challenges to ObamaCare's lawless implementation at the Supreme Court.
Breitbart London -
"[T]heir president and CEO Heather Richardson Higgins explained to me, they're not in the business of confrontation (which is why, for example, they don't take a position on hot-button issues like abortion) but of presenting information in a way that appeals to the female way of thinking. Seduction not assault."
“On behalf of Independent Women's Voice, I congratulate Gary Palmer on advancing as the GOP candidate in Alabama's 6th congressional district. Mr. Palmer's decision to sign the Repeal Pledge demonstrates to voters a true commitment to rolling back the government take-over of our health care system and returning power to patients and doctors."
IWV Signs Coalition Letter Urging Congress To Act On Comprehensive Tax Reform Without Shortcuts or Gimmicks
The clock is running out on the legislative calendar for 2014, with the August recess fast approaching and the midterm elections around the corner there isn’t much time left for Congress to act on important issues facing the country. One such issue is tax reform, but not all the talk has been welcome news for taxpayers.
Roll Call -
There are some important lessons for upcoming Republican primaries to be drawn from the run-off in Mississippi – and not just that Democrats put Thad Cochran back in office for another six years.
"We congratulate Senator Roberts for signing The Repeal Pledge and demonstrating to the voters of Kansas that he is committed to repealing and defunding ObamaCare. He follows the lead of his primary challenger, Dr. Milton Wolfe, who has already signed The Repeal Pledge. All Republican incumbents need to sign The Repeal Pledge – especially if they’re facing challengers in competitive primaries. The Repeal Pledge is a clear and unequivocal statement against ObamaCare, and as we’ve seen in other Republican primaries around the country, voters use the Repeal Pledge not only as a measure of the seriousness of any politician’s commitment to repealing and replacing ObamaCare, but as an indicator of their understanding of the relationship between government and the individual....